Bill Gates Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Bill Gates quotes and Bill Gates sayings, and Bill Gates proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

William Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, humanitarian, and principal founder of Microsoft Corporation. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, CEO and chief software architect, while also being the largest individual shareholder until May 2014.

"Flying cars are not a very efficient way to move things from one point to another."

"Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one."

"I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it."

"There’s a basic philosophy here that by empowering…workers you’ll make their jobs far more interesting, and they’ll be able to work at a higher level than they would have without all that information just a few clicks away."

"Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time."

"According to Ethiopian custom, parents wait to name a baby because children often die in the first weeks of life."

"With tech companies, whoever’s the leader is always questioned, you know. They say, ‘Is this the end of them?’ And – there’s more – more times people think that’s the case than it really is the case."

"The truth of Moore’s law has made remarkable things possible. On the software side, I think natural user interfaces in all their forms are equally significant."

"I’m sorry that we have to have a Washington presence. We thrived during our first 16 years without any of this. I never made a political visit to Washington and we had no people here. It wasn’t on our radar screen. We were just making great software."

"People don’t want lots and lots of single purpose devices. They do not want to have to learn how to set up something for photos, another thing for music, another thing for video."

"The future of Windows is to let the computer see, listen and even learn."

"Netscape was able to get the government working on its behalf."

"In energy, you have to plan and do research way in advance, sometimes decades in advance to get a new system that’s safer, doesn’t require us to go around the world to get all our oil."

"The spread of online information isn’t just good for charities. It’s also good for donors. You can go to a site like Charity Navigator, which evaluates nonprofits on their financial health as well as the amount of information they share about their work."

"In a budget, how important is art versus music versus athletics versus computer programming? At the end of the day, some of those trade-offs will be made politically."

"Employers have decided that having the breadth of knowledge that’s associated with a four-year degree is often something they want to see in the people they give that job to."

"China has many successful entrepreneurs and business people. I hope that more people of insight will put their talents to work to improve the lives of poor people in China and around the world, and seek solutions for them."

"Music, even with these dial-up connections you have to the Internet, is very practical to download."

"The world at large is less inequitable today than at any time in history. Number of people in abject poverty, as a percentage, is at all-time low."

"I think that society has to be careful not to shift all of its resources to the elderly versus the young."

"In almost every job now, people use software and work with information to enable their organisation to operate more effectively."

"In order for the United States to do the right things for the long term, it appears to be helpful for us to have the prospect of humiliation. Sputnik helped us fund good science – really good science: the semiconductor came out of it."

"The protestor I think will speak up for the world’s poorest."

"There is no doubt that as an economy grows in a great way like India has, that you have to step back and change your tax systems, because you start to get more disparities of wealth."

"Unemployment rates among Americans who never went to college are about double that of those who have a postsecondary education."

"The year I was born, 1955, the first big disease-eradication program in the world was declared for malaria. After about a decade of work, they realized that, at least in the tropical areas, they did not have the tools to get it done."

"I’m an investor in a number of biotech companies, partly because of my incredible enthusiasm for the great innovations they will bring."

"I agree with people like Richard Dawkins that mankind felt the need for creation myths. Before we really began to understand disease and the weather and things like that, we sought false explanations for them. Now science has filled in some of the realm – not all – that religion used to fill."

"The only thing I understand deeply, because in my teens I was thinking about it, and every year of my life, is software. So I’ll never be hands-on on anything except software."

"I think the positive competition between states in India is one of the most positive dynamics that the country has."

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